Andy Hoarty

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Mistakes That Make Your Employees Leave You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Bestselling author Ken Blanchard mentioned in his book, “Heart of a Leader”, that each person has different motivations for the work they do or to stay in …

A simple system helped me to stop obsessing over work and start prioritizing my family

In my twenties, I was a lean, mean productivity machine. I created an alternative shorthand keyboard on my Blackberry to reduce my keystrokes by 80%. I devoured audiobook biographies of Steve Jobs and other great leaders by listening to them at 2.5x normal speed. I even optimized my workouts by …

How Managers Can Get Results Without Losing Their Soul

How can you manage wholeheartedly? How can you do the toughest things at work, and still be tenderhearted?<p>That’s what I recently asked two distinguished leadership thought leaders, Karin Hurt and David Dye. Karin is a former Verizon executive who’s now a leadership consultant, author and speaker. …

6 Content Marketing Strategies Every Small Business Should Steal

Got big dreams but a small budget? You’re not alone. Most small companies are in the same fix. But this doesn’t have to be a deal killer – it just means you need to be smart. You need to think differently than your larger competitors.<p>Many of the big-splash strategies of the Fortune 500 simply won’t …

Marketing

Turning a Lead into a Customer: a Simple Checklist

It's hard to find a good balance between asking leads the right questions and being creepy; still, you've got to try.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the world of marketing, <i>what</i> you know is just as important as <i>whom</i> you know.<p>If you don't know anything about whom you're …

How to Get 100 Hours of Work Done in Just 60

Start early and focus on making your collaborations efficient.<p>"Time is money."<p>That tired old adage was used almost exclusively by the Wall Street fat cats of yesteryear, or your father when he was trying to teach you a valuable life lesson that one time.<p>Here's the thing, though. Time is free, and …

B&K wins £100m Crewe town centre regeneration deal

The Derbyshire-based contractor is understood to have been selected for the deal to build a leisure-led, mixed-use scheme on the 1.9 ha site, which …

Plans in for £1.6bn Manydown regeneration phase one

Phase one of the 843 ha mixed-use Manydown project west of Basingstoke in Hampshire will deliver 3,200 homes if approved.<p>Construction could start in …

Everton FC lines up deal for £300m new stadium

The agreement would see the council form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) company to help bring forward the project within Peel Land and Property’s …

How To Stop Saying "I'll Start Tomorrow" + Start Manifesting Your Dreams NOW

How often do you believe yourself when you commit to "starting tomorrow"? How many times have you bought into the myth that in the future, you will …

Tips for Finding the Right Balance Among Managing, Doing and Leading

<i>Sarah Schott is vice president and chief compliance officer at Northwestern Mutual.</i><p>One of the biggest challenges managers face is making the best use of time. There never seems to be enough time to check everything off the to-do list. So on any given day, what should be tackled first? Supporting …

Crest Nicholson to pay bonuses despite shareholder revolt

Firm still plans to pay top executives hundreds of thousands despite profit growth target being cut by more than half<p>Shareholders in Crest Nicholson, one of the largest housebuilders in Britain, have voted against a pay deal for the company’s directors because of concerns that the performance …

How the 'Rule of 3' Can Simplify Your Daily Life

We look for tips, tricks, and tools to settle our brains. This simple rule may be the key.<p>I have to be honest with you, I am not religious, and I don't believe in astrology or numerology. But I do look for signals or patterns in this world that can be utilized to bring comfort to the chaos all …

7 Tactics to Motivate Employees (Other Than Handing Out Wads of Cash)

Look for the motivational moments. Communicate often. And practice the art of explaining the why.<p>There's a big pile of cash in the break room. Guess how long it will take to motivate your employees to go grab a handful? Likely not too long<p>Then again, how often can you hand out wads of cash?<p>For most …

UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise

Recovery after slump in December and January is not enough to reverse slide in three-month trend, says ONS

Retail

9 Workplace Hacks to Increase Productivity and Happiness (but Most Bosses Don't Think of Them)

Here's one: Sit by a window (no joke).<p>Since people, culture, and productivity in the workplace are the little planets that revolve around my professional universe, I subscribe to and receive a ton of information, research, and product offers from companies that know what they're talking about.<p>One …

An entrepreneur shares 5 behaviors that make you a bad boss without realizing it

But all of leadership is easier if you know how to manage.<p>From department supervisors to the C-suite, we've all dealt with terrible bosses in our own careers, and we all want to believe we can do better when we're finally in charge.<p>But are you really as good of a boss as you think? You can be, if …

Employment

State pension age must rise again, says report

Those aged around 40 should expect to work at least until the age of 68, with the future of the triple-lock also thrown into doubt<p>Millions of people in their late 30s and early 40s look set to have to work for an extra year after an official review recommended pushing up the state pension age (SPA) …

15 Subtle Yet Life Altering Changes In Mindset

This post is by Ayodeji Awosika, Writer, Speaker, Author (Minnesota Area) AreThe post 15 Subtle Yet Life Altering Changes In Mindset appeared first …

How to Turn Company Values Into Shared Employee Beliefs

Find out how to get your employees to embody the values you want your company to stand for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Glenn Llopis’s book</i> The Innovation Mentality<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble<p>Nurturing shared corporate …

How To Stop Procrastinating and Get Over Your Own Resistance

Why do we resist the things we want most?<p>Let's say you've decided to start an important new project. Or maybe a business. Or an entirely new career. The very next thing you do is take a deep steely breath and go for it with fierce determination, right?<p>Nope.<p>Hell nope.<p>This is when every fiber of your …

This 1 Tiny Change Will Instantly Boost Your Productivity

Even the smallest amounts of time can make a big difference in your workday.<p>It's a Tuesday afternoon and I know that I have a scheduled phone call coming in up ten minutes. Instead of throwing myself into the start of a new project, I kill some time by watching a few mindless YouTube …

This One Quality Will Make Managers Line Up To Hire You

A study proves that to be successful as a new employee, you have to possess this one quality.<p>Rod Marinelli, the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, said something to this effect: "When recruiting college athletes you have to look into why they are successful. When you enter the pros, your …

Bovis in merger battle after receiving offers from Galliford Try and Redrow

Bovis Homes was at the centre of £3bn bidding battle tonight after spurning competing merger offers from rival housebuilders Galliford Try and Redrow.<p>Shares in Bovis are expected to surge on Monday after it emerged the troubled builder was being courted by two suitors. If either Galliford or Redrow …

CIO Checklist: Seven Steps to Deploying Top Strategies

Forrester’s new report sheds insight on steps top digital predators are implementing to secure a foothold in challenging climates.<p>In a sea of …

6 Psychological Tricks That Will Make People Buy Anything

Need to boost your sales? This surprising new research will help.<p>"We tend to think our message is what moves people," says Robert Cialdini, the author of <i>Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade</i>. "But it's what we do first to create a particular state of mind in our audience that …

How To Sell More by Identifying What Type of Listener Each Customer Is

Learn how to communicate more dynamically in sales conversations by understanding which of these four strategies your potential customer is using to listen to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jill Schiefelbein’s book</i> Dynamic …

The Real Reason Your Employees Can't Innovate

CEOs talk incessantly about innovation.<p>They want innovation, but they can’t get it. Their teams disappoint them by failing to come up with big, out-of-the-box ideas at the rate the CEO is looking for.<p>CEOs who get upset by their team’s inability to innovate are blind to the reality that the …

Employment

24 Ways to Improve Your Lead-Generation Efforts so you can Make More Money

Focus on lifetime value (LTV). While the idea of reducing the number of leads you generate can be scary, fewer and better-qualified leads will convert better and have a greater LTV.<p>Identify the characteristics of your highest- and lowest-value customers. Don’t make the common mistake of chasing …